Native Americans

An this July 5, 2018 photo, a roulette dealer works behind the glass at a table at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Hard Rock has signed a deal with British gambling company Bet365 to offer sports betting in New Jersey as soon as state gambling regulators approve it. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
July 10, 2018 - 1:14 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hard Rock has signed a deal with a British online gambling company to offer sports betting as soon as the arrangement is approved by New Jersey gambling regulators. The global hospitality and gambling company owned by Florida's Seminole Indian tribe has signed a deal with...
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Spectators watch play during the first round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Thursday, June 14, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 14, 2018 - 10:52 am
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Oscar Bunn grew up two miles south of Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, the site of this week's 118th U.S. Open, caddying and learning to play at the course that took its name from his Indian nation. The first Native American professional golfer, Bunn befriended the first African...
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In this 2017 photo provided by Franky Jackson, members of the Lightning Stick Society lacrosse team pose with their 2017 Dakota Premier Lacrosse League championship trophy. The team is one of three that was kicked out of the youth league this year amid concerns about racial abuse. (Franky Jackson via AP)
May 21, 2018 - 2:45 am
Three largely Native American lacrosse teams in South Dakota were playing the ancient game as part of a developmental league for teams in the Upper Midwest. But now they're scrambling to find ways to keep playing after they were kicked out of the league amid their concerns about racial abuse. The...
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May 17, 2018 - 12:01 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who has held protests saying the Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo mascot is racist has pleaded guilty to stealing money from federal grants aimed at helping Native Americans. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Cleveland said Wednesday that 71-year-old Robert Roche pleaded guilty to...
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A man walks through the lobby of the Navajo Nation's Twin Arrows Casino, east of Flagstaff, Ariz., Tuesday, May 15, 2018. American Indian tribes are welcoming the opportunity to add sports betting to potentially hundreds of casinos across the country after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize it. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)
May 16, 2018 - 11:07 am
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — American Indian tribes are welcoming an opportunity to offer sports betting in potentially hundreds of casinos across the country after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize it. Tribal casinos generate more than $31 billion a year in gross revenue...
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May 04, 2018 - 6:02 pm
ESTELLINE, S.D. (AP) — A school district in eastern South Dakota is phasing out its Native American mascot and athletics team name. The Estelline School District plans to replace the "Redmen" nickname with one of six recommendations, the Watertown Public Opinion reported . Students, alumni and...
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In this April 18, 2018, photo, Albany lacrosse coach Scott Marr talks to reporters in Albany, N.Y. Albany has led the nation in scoring four of the past five years and this year achieved a program first — the top ranking in the nation. (AP Photo/Jonn Kekis, File)
April 24, 2018 - 1:05 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Albany attackman Tehoka Nanticoke bulls his way in front of the Syracuse goal , pushes free of the swarming Orange defense and scores. The rout is on. The lacrosse season opener couldn't have unfolded better for the Great Danes, who stunned the Orange 15-3 in February behind...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, homes in the Cantera area are covered with FEMA tarps, where buildings from the Hato Rey area stand in the background in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded contracts to deliver hurricane supplies without adequately researching whether winning bidders could deliver what they promised, according to a new investigation by Democrats on a Senate oversight committee. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
April 15, 2018 - 5:54 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hiram Bithorn's statue is no longer standing. The stadium bearing his name is ready to bustle again. That's an apt way to show how things are right now in Puerto Rico, which is about to host its most significant sporting events since Hurricane Maria dramatically ravaged...
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April 13, 2018 - 6:39 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Monte Mills, The University of Montana (THE CONVERSATION) On April 18, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Washington v. United States, which pits the state of...
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April 06, 2018 - 6:45 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Chip Colwell, University of Colorado Denver (THE CONVERSATION) The remains of a 6-inch long mummy from Chile are not those of a space alien, according to recently reported research. The...
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